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    BLM is seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Forester to serve on a permanent basis as the Forester for the Redding Field Office, located in Redding, California. The program in Redding is within the Public Domain (PD) side of BLM Forestry. The work will consist of everything involved in a timber sale, both in the field and in the office. This position is also an integral member of the Redding Field Office Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).

    The Redding Field Office manages approximately 250,000 acres of public land in north-central California. The duty station is located in Redding, CA, a city with close to 90,000 people, located approximately 2.5 hours north of Sacramento, CA. Recreational opportunities in the area are plentiful. Hiking, camping, hunting, river rafting, boating, rock hounding, OHV riding, fishing, and mountain biking are all possible within a short driving radius of Redding.

    Physical Demands: Work is divided between activity in an office environment and moderate to heavy physical activity in the field. The ability to safely operate four-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs is necessary. During winter conditions, operation of over-snow vehicles such as snow machines and the Thiokol are necessary. The ability to walk over steep, rough, uneven or rocky terrain at extreme elevations is required. Also hiking through extremely dense brush, logging slash and tree covered terrain, often wet or occasionally snow covered is required.

    Work Environment: Some work is performed in an adequately lighted, heated, and air conditioned office. However, considerable outdoor activity is required to complete project work. The outdoor activity involves working in isolated or back country areas, working at high altitudes, working alone, working in extreme weather conditions, and travel in hazardous terrain. Safety precautions are required, and the employee must wear protective equipment in the forest area.

    ***Vacancy Announcement Amended to add Paid Relocation Expenses, extend the expiration date and share concurrent vacancy announcement number CA-Merit-2018-0028***

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    Serve as the Forester in the Redding Field Office. Responsibilities include planning, budgeting, reporting, and managing the Forestry program for the office. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Plan future timber sales. This includes, identifying area in need of treatment, execution of appropriate level of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, marking and cruising of the sale area, contract writing, contract sale process, contract administration as Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and post-treatment monitoring.
    • Processing of Right of Way (ROW) Tree Work Authorization Forms, allowing for tree removal within ROW’s. This includes inspection of the trees, valuing of them, and then the sale of approved trees.
    • Maintaining and planning for firewood sales within the Redding Field Office.
    • Provide technical expertise as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
    • Review NEPA documents and sign as the representative for the forest resources.
    • Maintaining Forestry budget: determining projected costs/needs, requesting funds, maintaining funds throughout year, and reporting accomplishments.
    • Manage four ten-year Stewardship Agreements.
    • Maintain all Forestry reporting databases including but not limited to: Timber Sale Information System (TSIS), Special Forest Products (SFP), and Forest Vegetation and Information System (FORVIS).
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required for meetings, training, or site visits.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0460 Forestry

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